The Junior Citizens Scheme aims to encourage children to be the responsible citizens. It is an imaginative way of teaching primary school children how to identify risk and make positive decisions in everyday life. It provides practical learning for young people who are due to make the transition to secondary school, while at the same time encouraging good citizenship and sense of community responsibility.
Junior Citizens schemes are an annual event run on a district/borough basis as a joint initiative between district and borough councils, Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and volunteers. Children take part in interactive learning sets which require them to make decisions about personal safety and the safety of others, while raising their awareness of danger and the consequences of criminal actions.
Each scheme runs over two or three weeks, depending on the number of schools attending. There are two sessions each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session will accommodate one or two schools dependent on numbers. On arrival the children are split into groups and will visit each ten minute learning set in rotation.
Learning sets include some or all of the following ( usually 8-10 sets):
- Fire Safety
- Rail Safety
- First Aid
- Water Safety
- Road Safety
- 999 emergencies
- Internet Safety
- Stranger Danger
- Electrical Safety
- Garden Safety
- Park Safety
- Anti-social Behaviour
This is where you come in. Surrey Police are after volunteers to assist with the delivery of this scheme in the following areas:-
You do not have to be resident in the area, but you must be able to travel to and from the location of the scheme easily. Travel expenses will be paid.
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application pack.
Police Support Volunteer Co-ordinator